Time for a New Thermostat

takadmin December 31, 2015 0 Comments Efficiency Tips, Thermostats

The “brains” of your heating system is the thermostat, because it triggers the operation of the equipment.   Since that item is so important to your family’s comfort, you should consider whether its time for a new thermostat. If the…

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Heating System Replacement Tips

takadmin November 19, 2015 0 Comments Furnaces & Boilers, Shop Smart Tips

Heating the home is usually the largest energy expense, and can make up to two-thirds of annual energy bills in cold climates.  If you are considering replacing your heating system before cold weather sets in, these heating system replacement tips…

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Ductless Mini-split Heat Pumps for Garage/Shop

takadmin November 5, 2015 0 Comments Heat Pumps

A ductless mini-split heat pump (also just called a mini- split) is a great retrofit or add-on to any building that doesn’t have central heat and ducts that bring heat to all the rooms.  If you have hot water heat,…

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Ultraviolet Air Purifiers

takadmin October 22, 2015 0 Comments Home Improvement, Indoor Air Quality

Ultraviolet air purifiers (UV) and ultraviolet light are widely used in hospitals and  laboratories to sanitize and sterilize work areas and instruments, as well as prevent the spread of infectious diseases.  They are also used in the food industry and…

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Ten Minute Water Heater Maintenance

takadmin September 24, 2015 0 Comments Efficiency Tips

If you want to prolong the life of your water heater (and who doesn’t) here are two quick types of water heater maintenance you can do in ten minutes.  Doing them twice a year may add years of service to…

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Know the Signs of a Dying Air Conditioner

takadmin July 2, 2015 0 Comments Air Conditioning

Replacing your air conditioner is a major purchase for homeowners. Planning ahead and budgeting for when your system will need updates can help you to avoid stress when the time comes. How do you know when its time to consider…

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